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The job of an Environmental Engineer requires expert-level knowledge of theoretical and technical engineering. For that reason, New Zealand employers look for candidates who possess either a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering.
The typical job responsibilities of an Environmental Engineer can include some or all of the following:
Evaluating the environmental impact of planned engineering and construction projects
Advising how to minimise environmental impact
Preparing reports, sketches, working drawings and specifications based on the project sites and the clients’ needs
Managing projects from inception to completion
Designing waste-management systems
Periodically testing air, water, and land samples for pollution
Advising on pollution treatment methods
Supervising any contractors who are carrying out work
Environmental Engineers can progress their careers by moving into managerial roles and even work their way up to executive-level in an Engineering firm. They can also become self-employed contractors. Alternatively, Engineers can continue to specialist in other areas such as Project Management, Construction Management, Health and Safety, Planning, Estimation and Environmental Science.
45K – 75K per annum (NZD)